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Found 60 results for "Patrick Griffin"

 Year  Title
2008 

Hunter Hurst Retires

Patrick Griffin

This is a tribute to Hunter Hurst, the founding director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, upon his retirement after 35 years. 'Over his nearly 35 years as director, Hurst guided NCJJ from a bare concept -- an independently funded "research and problem solving center" for juvenile court judges and practitioners -- to a nationally renowned research, policy development, and technical assistance organization.'

2008 

Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Court-Involved Youth

Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin, Susanna Zawacki

Pennsylvania is engaged in an ambitious effort to build a comprehensive model system for identifying, appropriately diverting, and effectively serving and treating court-involved youth with behavioral health disorders. This publication describes all of these identified building blocks, and the ongoing state and county efforts to cement them into day-to-day practice.

2008 

Different from Adults: An Updated Analysis of Juvenile Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws, With Recommendations for Reform

Patrick Griffin

This report maps the current landscape of state laws governing the trial, sentencing, and sanctioning of juveniles as adults. It summarize the transfer and blended sentencing laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of the beginning of 2008. It also explores data on the volume and characteristics of youth who are being impacted by these laws, and calls attention to some simple measures that states can take to make …

2009 

Models for Change 2009 Update: Core State Progress

Patrick Griffin

This 2009 Update describes the current status of Models for Change-supported work in all four core states [Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington], with more detail and progress highlights presented for those states where the initiative has been at work the longest. The MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative was launched in Pennsylvania in 2004, added the other three core states, and now includes action networks in 14 other states, as well. …

2009 

The Current State of Juvenile Transfer Law, With Some Recommendations for Reform

Patrick Griffin

This article 'maps the landscape of laws governing the trial and sentencing of juveniles as adults, as of the beginning of 2009. It also explores what the data tell us -- and do not tell us -- about the volume and characteristics of youths who are being transferred under these laws. Finally, it calls attention to some ways in which transfer laws, from any point of view, stand in need of improvement and …

2010 

Juvenile Transfer to Criminal Court Provisions by State, 2009

Patrick Griffin

This document offers detailed, state-by-state provisions of juvenile transfer laws, and is current as of the end of 2009 state legislative sessions. Aspects of transfer law described include: lower and upper ages; terms of discretionary waiver, presumptive waiver, mandatory waiver, statutory waiver, reverse waiver, and direct file; terms of "once an adult, always an adult" jurisdiction; and terms of juvenile blended sentencing and criminal blended sentencing.

2010 

Raising the Bar: Pennsylvania's Long-Term Strategy for Improving Delinquency Practice Statewide

Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin

Pennsylvania is engaged in an ambitious effort to build a "comprehensive model system" for identifying, appropriately diverting, and effectively serving and treating court-involved youth with behavioral health disorders. This issue of Pennsylvania Progress will describe all of these identified building blocks and the ongoing state and county efforts to cement them into day-to-day practice.

2011 

Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting

Patrick Griffin, Sean Addie, Benjamin Adams, Kathy Firestine

This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices and examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. By documenting state reporting practices regarding the criminal processing of youth and identifying critical information gaps, this report represents an important step forward in understanding the impact of state transfer laws.

2011 

Legal Boundaries Between the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems in the United States

Patrick Griffin

'Every U.S. state distinguishes between juveniles and adults. Every state maintains one court and correctional system for juveniles, and another for adults. And every state sets limits upon eligibility for juvenile handling -- boundaries where childhood ends and adult criminal responsibility begins. But no two states draw these boundaries in precisely the same way.' [p. 1] The author goes on to review the types of juvenile transfer provisions used by state juvenile justice systems, and …

2014 

Models for Change Innovations in Practice

Patrick Griffin

This report was assembled by NCJJ to report the progress of Models for Change Core States reform about 5 years into the demonstration site work in the first Models for Change core state, Pennsylvania. The brief was released in conjunction with the Models for Change 5th National Conference and provides a concise overview of the national project.

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